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GWR YMCA

Whenever we talk about fitness, we think mainly about strength and endurance and tend to forget about the third component: flexibility!  Let’s face it - it’s hard enough to make time for our cardio and strength sessions… who wants to stretch?  It...

GWR YMCA

In short, no. Many people, perhaps similar to you, hesitate to start weight training because they fear becoming “bulky” or too muscular.  Understandable too, considering that bodybuilders and other large athletes have historically been the faces...

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

“Shin splints” or medial tibial stress syndrome is a common exercise-related problem in many athletes including runners, dancers, and military recruits.  Shin splints refer to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).

Siteman Cancer Center

Over and over, research studies continue to find that maintaining a healthy weight is good for us. Not only does a healthy weight reduce your risk of cancer, it also helps to reduce the risk of such chronic diseases as diabetes, heart disease,...

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Am I working out too much?  Too little?  What should I being doing more/less of to get the results I want?  I don’t want to push too hard, but I also don’t want to go too easy on myself and not progress.

GWR YMCA

You went through all the reasons you need to exercise (more energy, lose a few pounds, keep up with the kids, etc.) and have finally decided you are going to start exercising.  So, you put on your new gym shirt and shoes and suddenly it hits you: ...

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Exercise and sports are a part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle for many girls. Research shows that people who play sports and exercise are healthier, get better grades, are less likely to experience depression and engage in risky behavior than...

GWR YMCA

Walking is one of the easiest and lowest impact forms of exercise, and can truly can be performed anywhere. Walking is free and requires no equipment. This form of exercise can be done individually, with a partner, or even a group! Learn five...

American Diabetes Association

This was pregnancy number 2 for me. I currently have a healthy perfect, most days, 3 year old. I assumed as not having gestational diabetes for my first pregnancy, I would not this pregnancy either. I mean, I am constantly chasing after a toddler...

GWR YMCA

The holiday season typically brings decadent desserts, rich beverages, and holiday festivities that interrupt our normal eating routine. Roughly 75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season. Commit to celebrating with moderation...

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